Awkward and Awesome: with a video

Today has been a lazy day.  I meant to get a decent amount of school work done, but that didn't happen.  And it's getting into crunch time in the quarter.  Only 4 weeks left, including finals.  Crazy.

And with that lovely introduction, I bring you my awkward and awesome moments from the past week, inspired by Sydney over at the Daybook.

- Trying to go out to dinner with my sister, dad, and grandma on Valentine's Day. Brilliant, right? The Keg was delicious, we just had to wait quite a while.
- I have been craving pho a lot and haven't made it to get some yet.  I might even been salivating a little as I write this.  Total first world problem here.
- My headache today.  I'm not sure what it's about.  I need to figure out what really makes these headaches happen, it's a common enough occurrence.  Maybe I should keep a record of what I ate/do/drink.  Any tips?
- A complete craft failure. Those yarn pom poms are not as easy as everyone on pinterest makes them out to be.  Truth.
- Feeling like a failure of a woman (gender stereotypes impending) at the baby shower.  Checking my phone for game scores, having no babies to talk about, etc.

- All of your awesome comments of encouragement after my running/work out post.  Thanks!  That was just what I needed to help me stay committed.
- A 1.5 mile run in just over 10 minutes.  I don't know how I ran at a 7 min pace, but I was pretty excited.
- My current obsession with vegetables.  I feel like when you are working out your body really let's you know the food it needs.  I have no doubt I've gotten all the veggies I'm supposed to and more.  Roasted veggies, salads, and more.
- A follow-up, in-person interview after my phone interview today.  Hopefully next week I'll have good news.
- This video: (though it just makes me wish I were crafty, but it is gorgeous!)

Happy Valentine's Day! XO, Etsy from Etsy on Vimeo.

How is your week going?  Has anything been especially awkward and awesome?


  1. That video totally reminds me of Snoopy's creation in the Peanuts Valentine's Day movie! Incredible.

  2. Good luck on your interview! I've been working on that whole fun process, too. Annoying...

    Have a good weekend!

  3. I know exactly what the problem is with your headaches. YOU DON'T DRINK ENOUGH COFFEE!! :)))) Just kidding. I hope you can figure it out. Headaches are no fun.

  4. That video was too sweet! Anyway, I know what you mean about awkward-ness at baby events (with no baby stories of your own to share).. Sometimes it feels like you're just a weird lady that isn't part of some exclusive "club" yet. Not fun!

    How long did it take to get to the 1.5 mile in 10 minute mark? A 7 minute mile pace sounds fast!!


  5. Ugh, I've been getting sinus headaches this week and they are NO FUN. I hope you feel better soon.

  6. Wow that video was so cool must have taken forever! I totally feel ya on the pom poms. I tried to make the tissue paper ones last year for a party and they too were harder than they appeared!


  7. I love it when I am the second (or third) Erin in a row to comment anywhere:)

    Your running is so inspiring. I agree, our bodies do let us know what they need, we just have to listen.


  8. I tend to get headaches for three reasons: 1. around my period - hormones are a bitch 2. when I'm dehydrated 3. when I stare at a computer for a long time and the angle isn't ideal for my neck!

  9. i suffer from headaches. i note the areas of my head where they occur, and that helps me pinpoint the type of headache i have.
    i get one right before my period, so that might be the same for you.
    i also get one from not eating soon enough, if my pillows are wrong i will wake up with one, or if i need caffeine.
    i use heating pads (a rice bag), head on, tylenol (i can't take IB), or Excedrin for headaches/migraines.
    ps i also got botox, which has cured my migraines.

  10. Don't you just Love It when people make a craft look so easy when it is NOT?!? Keep this in mind: it took me two stinkin' years before I finally got the hang of felting. Enjoy :)

    (that was a total downer, wasn't it??)

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